We believe that children are most likely to learn in a calm, orderly atmosphere and that everyone has a right to uninterrupted learning. This at the heart of our school policy, which includes our Classroom Expectations.
We reserve the right to keep pupils in detention for ten minutes without notice, and for longer with at least twenty four hours notice. However, we are far more keen to reward pupils' achievements. We also like to involve parents should any difficulties arise.
Classroom Expectations -
EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO LEARN
It is therefore the responsibility of all pupils to follow these classroom expectations.
START OF LESSON
- when told to do so by your teacher, enter the room sensibly and go straight to your workplace;
- sit where the teacher tells you;
- take off and put away any outdoor wear. Do not leave on the desks;
- put bags away (not on desks);
- get out all necessary equipment – pencil case, homework diary/folder etc.;
- remain silent while the register is being taken.
- you must have a pen, pencil and homework diaries/planners and all equipment needed;
- when the teacher talks to the whole class, remain silent and concentrate;
- if the class is asked a question, put your hand up to answer: do not call out;
- you are expected to work sensibly with other pupils in the class. Do not distract or annoy them;
- if visitors arrive during your lesson you should continue quietly with your work;
- if you arrive late you must explain the reason and provide a note;
- eating, drinking and chewing are not allowed. If caught you will have to empty your mouth and may be given a detention
- personal stereos and mobile phones are banned;
- magazines or other distractions are also not allowed; they will be confiscated;
- you must not leave a lesson without permission from a teacher;
- homework must be recorded in your homework diary/planner.
END OF LESSONS
- remember, a bell is a signal to the teacher, it is not a signal to you
- you should not begin to pack away or put on your outside wear until your teacher tells you to do so
- when told to stand, push in or put away your chairs; any litter should be picked up and put in the bin
- you may leave the room only when your teacher tells you
For reasons of health and safety, and in the interest of the community at large and the well being of pupils, it is accepted that:
- pupils walk about the school in an orderly manner;
- pupils stay in the school grounds at all times;
- pupils wear uniform; only discreet make-up and jewellery (one signet ring and one sleeper stud in each lower earlobe) is acceptable;
- to maintain the cleanliness of the school, pupils are discouraged from bringing chewing gum on the site;
- to avoid the risk of loss, pupils are asked to keep expensive personal property at home. Mobile phones and MP3 players are not allowed in school.